06th - 11th October 2016

The Immortalists

Thursday 01st October 2015 from 18h30 to 20h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium
Session for general audience

Directed by
Jason Sussberg et David Alvarado
Produced by
Structure Films LLC

Documentary, United States, 2014, 80 min

French Premiere. Competition Grand Ecran
Will be screened again : Sunday 04th October 2015 from 10h30 to 12h30

This film will be screened in subtitled original version

Two extraordinary scientists struggle to create eternal youth with medical breakthroughs in a world they call “blind to the tragedy of old age.” Bill Andrews is a lab biologist and famed long-distance runner racing against the ultimate clock. Aubrey de Grey is a genius theoretical biologist who conducts his research with a beer in hand. They differ in style and substance, but are united in their common crusade: cure aging or die trying. They publicly brawl with the old guard of biology who argue that curing aging is neither possible nor desirable. As they battle their own aging and suffer the losses of loved ones, their journeys toward life without end ultimately become personal.


Debate with :

  • Jean-Marie Robine, Epidemiologist and demographer, research director Inserm (Cermes 3)
  • Didier Coeurnelle, Copresident of Heales (heales.org)

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